don't do it. it might result in a slew of side effects. drink white tea instead. 2-3 times a day. i'm just reading about the benefits of white tea right now. (i had yet another SEVERE allergic reaction to a "vegetable-based" hair dye that is ammonia & ppd-free, so i'm drinking my white tea to deflate my poor swollen head, neck, face & oozing scalp. pretty nasty stuff!)
"...White Tea extract can protect against the Langerhans cell obliteration. It was found that not only the extract protected skin after exposure to sunlight but also a person's immune system was restored also. They also found that the DNA damage which occurs to cells after exposure to sunlight was limited. It is believed that the anti-oxidant properties in the White Tea extract are the reason for it being so effective."
next thing i'm going to try: make a white tea compress on my lips every morning and every night. i'll try this for 2 weeks and report back.